Portugal

IP STARS Reviews

Patent
Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados is recommended for patent disputes and IP-related transactions. The law firm is experienced in advising technology, pharmaceutical and life science companies. Manuel Durães Rocha is a key contact in its IP department. Rocha is supported by other partners, such as Ricardo Henriques, and a team of associates. Case studies show the firm represented Sanovel in a patent infringement action.

AG da Cunha Ferreira

AG Da Cunha Ferreira is a well-established IP agency for patent protection and portfolio management work. Teresa Crespo heads the patent department. The firm deals with patent protection work in the Portuguese patent office and the EPO. Case studies show the firm's clients include Ericsson and Grünenthal.

Baptista Monteverde & Associados (BMA)

Baptista Monteverde e Associados is well-regarded by rivals in IP and commercial litigation. The firm is known for advising pharmaceutical and technology companies on disputes and portfolio management. Paulo Monteverde is highly recommended by his peers in patent litigation. Filipe Teixeira Baptista is another notable lawyer in the firm for IP disputes.

ClarkeModet

Clarke Modet & Co operates out of four offices across Brazil. The firm is recognised for its patent filing and prosecution practice in Latin America. Rafael Freire is a key firm contact.

Garrigues

International law firm Garrigues can advise clients on contentious and non-contentious patent issues in Portugal. Its Portuguese IP team can also rely on the support of IP colleagues in other European offices. João Miranda de Sousa is a key IP contact in the Portuguese office.

J Pereira da Cruz

J Pereira da Cruz is best known for dealing with IP protection and portfolio management work. Nuno Cruz and João Pereira da Cruz are key patent contacts in the firm. The firm announced that its founding partner Jorge Cruz passed away in May 2019.

RCF Protecting Innovation

RCF Protecting Innovation is one of the best firms in Portugal for patent filing and prosecution work. Key technical fields covered include pharmaceutical, chemistry and medical devices. Pedro Alves Moreira and Jorge Faustino are among the experienced patent attorneys in the firm. The firm's patent attorneys are also active in patent litigation support work.

VdA

VdA (Vieira de Almeida) is a full-service business law firm with an experienced team of lawyers for IP disputes and transactions. The team is known for advising companies in the TMT and pharmaceutical sectors. Head of IP António de Magalhães Cardoso is the key contact for IP clients. Recent patent case studies show the firm represented Boehringer Ingelheim in a patent dispute.

Trade mark
Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados is highly recommended for IP disputes. Competition law specialist Armando Martins Ferreira is a senior leader in the firm's IP department. Other notable, experienced senior IP lawyers in the department include Manuel Durães Rocha, César Bessa Monteiro and Ricardo Henriques. The partners have associate IP lawyers such as João Gonçalves de Assunção and Ana Panão. Trade mark case studies show the team advised companies such as Tag Heuer.

AG da Cunha Ferreira

AG Da Cunha Ferreira is one of the long-established IP agencies in Portugal. Luis Miguel da Cunha Ferreira and Carlos Alexandre Ferreira Magno are leaders in the firm. Dina Pereira heads up the firm's trade mark practice.

CCA Law Firm
CCA recently split from Spanish law firm Ontier and rebranded as CCA Law Firm. Domingos Cruz is the managing partner. The firm is recommended for copyright and related rights work thanks to its well-established TMT sector practice. Filipe Mayer and Carlos Cruz are the prominent senior IP/IT lawyers in the firm.
ClarkeModet

Clarke Modet & Co is well known in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries for its expertise in IP filing and prosecution work. Ricardo Abrantes and Adriana Esteves lead the IP practice in Portugal. Another notable trade mark agent in the firm is Madalena Barrades.

Garrigues

Garrigues is Managing IP's Firm of the Year (2019) for trade mark disputes. The firm's Spanish and Portuguese IP teams work effectively to deliver excellent work for clients. The Portuguese IP team is recommended for contentious and non-contentious soft IP work, including brand protection. João Miranda de Sousa is in charge of the firm's IP practice. He is supported by a team of associates including Francisca Ferreira Pinto, who specialises in trade marks.

J Pereira da Cruz

J Pereira da Cruz is a well-established IP agency in Portugal for trade mark filing and portfolio management work. Afonso Pereira da Cruz and Nuno Cruz are key contacts for trade mark instructions at the firm.

RCF Protecting Innovation

RCF Protecting Innovation is one of the active IP agencies in Portugal for IP registration and portfolio management. Its trade mark practice is headed by Patricia Rodrigues. Other notable European trade mark attorneys in the practice are Pedro Alves Moreira and Elsa Canhão.

Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados
IP boutique Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados is recommended for trade mark protection and disputes work. The firm's lawyers can also advise on copyright and design matters. José Raúl Simões, António Corte-Real and João Luís Garcia are the notable lawyers in the firm for disputes. Trade mark filing and prosecution work is handled by trade mark attorneys such as Alberto Tavares Dias. Soft IP case studies show the team advised companies such as Colgate-Palmolive. The team won Managing IP's Firm of the Year (2019) award for IP prosecution work.